Fire destroyed a house on Mollison Street, Scullin on Thursday evening.

Emergency services received a call to attend the three-bedroom brick vaneer house at 6.43pm, where they contained the fire to the property and then extinguished it by 8pm.

The fire started when the single occupant of the house was cooking.

Ambulance officers treated a 30-year-old male patient for minor smoke inhalation at the scene, but he was not taken to hospital.